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Old 09-02-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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I have a 2011 f-150 FX4 super crew with Eco boost and am looking to tow a fifth wheel. The fifth wheel I am looking at is a saber silhouette with a dry hitch weight of 1395 lbs. Can I do it? And experiences?
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I have a 2011 f-150 FX4 super crew with Eco boost and am looking to tow a fifth wheel. The fifth wheel I am looking at is a saber silhouette with a dry hitch weight of 1395 lbs. Can I do it? And experiences?
You left out the important stuff like your rear-end ratio and maximum payload. You need to read most of the following thread: http://www.f150forum.com/f38/5th-whe...m-doing-52823/

But to summarize, even with the Max Tow package, you'll probably be over your payload. Without Max Tow, you will be way over. That said, plenty are doing it.
A couple of pages down in this forum, there are a couple more threads on the subject, but the one above is the most detailed.
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3.73 is the rear end ratio and max payload is 1180 lbs.
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3.73 is the rear end ratio and max payload is 1180 lbs.
So, 100 lbs for a hitch and 1400 pin weight, you are 300 lbs over without any passengers or anything else in the truck. The engine and drive train will have no problem, but you may be dragging the ground.
Max Tow would have added about 400 lbs to the payload.
Oh, and loaded, the pin weight will probably be a couple hundred pounds more.
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